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Wyoming vs. Colorado State (102nd Border War)
UW This Season: After making 10 starts last season (seven at right guard and three at left tackle), John Hutchins will enter the 2011 season as the projected starter at left tackle courtesy of a strong spring campaign. He has 22 games of playing experience and 13 career starts to his credit over the last three seasons. His ability to play multiple positions will be an added plus for the UW offensive line unit.
2010: Hutchins appeared in all 12 games during the season and made 10 starts along the offensive line, including starting the fi nal seven contests. He helped block for UW running back Alvester Alexander, who gained 792 yards and scored 14 touchdowns on the season. Hutchins started the first three games of the season at right guard, came off the bench in the next two games, moved to left tackle for his next three starts and finished the season with four starts at right guard.
2009: Hutchins played in eight games, starting three as a sophomore. He started against Weber State, at Utah and against BYU. He was UW's starting right tackle against Weber State, and started at left guard against both Utah and BYU.
2008: Hutchins appeared in two games during his redshirt freshman season -- against TCU and San Diego State.
High School: Hutchins was ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 15 overall recruit in the state of Minnesota in its Minnesota Top 15 Prospects as of January 2007. A three-time All-Conference football player, Hutchins played both offensive and defensive line in high school. He also was named a team captain in football both his junior and senior seasons. His all-around athletic ability was evidenced by the fact that he was an outstanding basketball player, earning all-conference honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. He was voted his basketball team's most valuable player as a junior and senior, and played for the Minnesota Magic Elite AAU Basketball Team. The Minneapolis Star- Tribune named him its Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 7-13, 2007, for his basketball performance. He was elected a team captain in basketball both his junior and senior seasons. Hutchins played football for head coach Ray Belton at Simley High School. Hutchins was also recruited by the University of Minnesota.
Personal: Born Aug. 27, 1988, he is the son of Denise and Craig Hutchins. His older brother Corey played football at the University of Delaware, while his older sister Vanessa played basketball at Concordia St. Paul. He has another older sister, Alison. Hutchins is studying criminal justice.